Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Blood of Others by Rick Mofina

As I mentioned in my previous post, I was going to read the book, Secrets of the Hollywood Girls' Club. However, I read about 8 pages and the book started to annoy me. I am not sure if it was me or the book, but it left me hanging for a really good thriller. So I returned it to the library and picked out Blood of Others by Rick Mofina. This was a good read and exactly what I needed. I give it an A-.

From Amazon:
What exactly do you look for in a man?" – is this the way to redemption or death?
The chilling disappearance of a shy, solitary San Francisco insurance clerk brings San Francisco Star crime reporter, Tom Reed and legendary Homicide Inspector Walt Sydowski together again. They take separate tracks in their pursuit of a brilliant and methodical cyber stalker who targets lonely women using the line …" What exactly do you look for in a man?" A master in the art of on-line seduction, he lures vulnerable women from their quiet worlds into his nightmare as he races the clock and travels the globe in search of the one woman who can forgive his monstrous sins – and redeem his soul.
Blood of Others is a study of loneliness and human frailties. A story steeped in terrifying suspense that rockets to a heart-pounding conclusion.

This was a really good suspense. Though we find out who the bad guy is about halfway through, my heart was still racing a bit at the end. There were a lot of characters, but all of them added something to the story and it wasn't just all dumped on you. This is the first book I have read by Rick Mofina and will definitely not be the last. This book was the third in a series, though I would have no problem going back and reading the first two as there wasn't a bunch of rehashing the past. I am pretty sure I have more books of his and plan on reading more.

Up next is a library book I just picked up. It is Harlan Coben's newest, Hold Tight. I have never read any of his books, though I did listen to one on CD. I did finally get the newest Wendy Corsi Staub book, but always like to get the popular books I have from the library back as fast as I can. My Wings are doing awesome and I have my reading mojo back so I am happy. Plus I saw the cutest thing at work today. A student was sneaking reading his book when he was supposed to be working. I pulled him aside and told him I totally understand how he feels as I want to read and finish my book now, but he has to do his work too. It just made me happy to see that some children are still more interested iin reading instead of computer and video games. Happy Reading!


Ladytink_534 said...

I actually haven't seen too many older mysteries or suspense films as I much prefer musicals or romantic comedies but I recently watched Murder on the Orient Express and it was pretty good although I have to admit the book was better.

twiga92 said...

Ooh, another Red Wings fan! We were able to go to one of the games against the Predators (Game 2). Fun times!

Heidi said...

You must read more by Rick Mofina. I love his books.

I can't wait to hear what you think of Harlan Coben. I think you will also be adding him to your list of authors to read.


Kristie said...


Thanks for your comment. I will still be looking forward to reading your reviews.

Twiga:Huge fan! I went to game five against Nashville. It was a great time. Just need Dallas to finish off San Jose. We own Turco, especially at the Joe.

Heidi: It was a really good book. I went to my library used book sale today looking for more of his but didn't find any. I will keep my eyes out though.